Senior Legal Director: Mergers, Markets and Sector Regulation
The CMA is seeking to appoint a highly experienced Senior Legal Director for Markets, Mergers and Sector Regulation. You will play a critical role in ensuring the legal robustness of our decisions, including in litigation and associated policy development. Working closely with the General Counsel and the Senior Legal Directors for competition and consumer enforcement, you will jointly lead the CMA’s Legal Service which comprises around 70 lawyers. On individual cases you will be responsible for overseeing, and providing strategic direction to, the work of the legal teams and will advise senior decision makers including Panel Groups, Senior Executives and the Board. Your work will benefit the lives of everyone in the UK and this post offers a richly varied and exciting professional opportunity.
It is an exciting and challenging time to join the CMA. EU Exit means that the number and complexity of cases undertaken by the CMA is set to increase, including in the field of merger control. Alongside preparing for the future, we must continue to deliver our core functions well.
To be successful in this role you will be a fully qualified lawyer with extensive legal experience advising on complex legal issues at a senior level on casework involving markets, mergers and sector regulation activities coupled with a strong track record of senior leadership including line management and the ability to influence and engage colleagues and external stakeholders.
All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days over five years), favourable consideration of flexible working, generous maternity / paternity provision, childcare vouchers and interest-free season ticket loans or cycle to work scheme.
For further information about the role and the application process please see the attached Information Pack.
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Alongside recruiting for this Senior Legal Director post, the CMA is also commencing recruitment for a Senior Director of Mergers role. Interested candidates are invited to apply for both positions
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